“He was told that [Reiley] was gravely ill and stepping down and this was to help her have life insurance,” said spokesman Dan Scandling.
MWAA officials have declined to make Reiley’s employment agreement available, leaving details of her pact with the agency shrouded in secrecy.
But more than a dozen e-mails, obtained by The Post through a public-records request, include exchanges among Reiley, Potter and human-resources specialists at the MWAA detail some of the negotiations that went into the former board chairman’s subsequent employment. The e-mails include discussion of what her severance package would include and whether she would be able to continue to receive benefits accorded to former board members.
“Thanks Warren,” Reiley wrote to Warren Reisig, the MWAA’s benefits manager. “As discussed, under 3 B Fringe Benefit can we add something like, ‘as a former member of the Board of Directors (3 years as Chairman) the executive will enjoy any courtesies extended to former Directors.’ ”